I have been taking photos of flowers and long shots of the garden with the little “point and press” camera that I have had for a good few years now. However the telephoto facility on the camera was abysmal, the complete opposite to the macro facility which was excellent for flowers and insects. I have been wanting to take photos of the wildlife in the garden for a long time now and decided reluctantly that the only way to do this was to eventually change the camera.
baby Gt. Tit begging for food.
It was my birthday a while ago and I was very surprised and pleased to find that the family had bought me a new camera with super telephoto lens, while I was still thinking about which camera to choose. These photos are just me trying out the new camera with the birds in the garden as guinea pigs!
Another baby Gt. Tit, or maybe the same one!
Adult Gt. Tit.
One of this years baby squirrels trying to get food from the bird table.
Male Gt. Spotted Woodpecker
You can tell that these are males by the patch of red on the back of the head. They have babies, we have seen them feeding their young in the silver birch tree by the feeder, but they hide in the leaves!
Male Bullfinch in his bright breeding colours, the female is a dull brown!
Robin. There is no difference between male and female, even they have problems deciding which is which!
Male Greenfinch, the female is more brown.
Drat, the baby squirrel has learnt how to climb the feeder.
I think it is jumping down from the balcony!
Enjoy it while you can, I’ll be chasing you from now on!
Robin with adult Blue and baby Blues.
Pair of Nuthatches.
Nuthatch and baby Blue on the right, 2 adults and baby Blue on the left.
Nuthatches, Gt. Tit and Blue Tits
Adult blue and 2 baby Blues, one of the babies is inside the feeder!
It was a bit of a squeeze getting out!
Adult Gt. Tit on the left with Baby Gt Tit on the right with adult Blue Tit.
Baby Nuthatch hasn’t realised that Nuthatches are supposed to feed upside down.
Thanks baby Blue.
As you can see, we have been inundated with babies, they are costing me a fortune in bird food, but it is wonderful to see them all while we are sitting having our breakfast. I’m still waiting to get a photo of the young Woodpeckers and the Long Tailed Tits haven’t been for a while, so that leaves more for another day. I will keep practising as the days go by, who knows what I will see tomorrow!
Have baby birds taken over your garden yet?